African Development Bank Vacancy for a Secretary to the Resident Representative

African Development Bank (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African
Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution,
promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent.
There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member
The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial
and technical support for transformative projects that will
significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic

African Development Bank is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Secretary to the Resident Representative – Liberia Country Office (LRFO)
Reference: ADB/16/096
Location: Liberia
Position N°: 50078919
Grade: PL5

  • This Position does not attract international Terms and
    Conditions of Employment. (Incumbents of the Position will be considered
    as Local Staff and will not have International Status).
  • The Liberia Country Office (LRFO) of the African Development
    Bank (AfDB) has been established to strengthen policy dialogue between
    the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the
    project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.
  • The Bank invites applications from suitably qualified candidates
    to fill in the vacant position of secretary to the Resident
    Representative. This position is based in Monrovia, Liberia and does not
    attract international terms and conditions.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the direction of the Resident Representative, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Time management and scheduling on behalf of the Resident
    Representative to include effective prioritization and resolving related
    conflicts and competing demands;
  • Coordinate and monitor multiple and diverse work processes and
    activities to ensure that management decisions are properly carried out
    and products are delivered in a timely manner;
  • Ensure quality of documents requiring the Resident Representative’s approval and/or signature;
  • Keep others informed by providing relevant information, reports or status updates;
  • Draft/finalize correspondence on a range of topics on behalf of the Resident Representative;
  • Manage Resident Representative’s calendar and schedule of meetings;
  • Administer Staff meetings, take minutes of the proceedings and ensure follow-up on agreed actions;
  • Independently respond to diverse inquiries and make decisions when multiple courses of action are possible;
  • Be accountable for the smooth operation of office work, support
    services and related systems within the Country Office by organizing and
    coordinating workflow; and
  • Perform any other assignments as requested by the Resident Representative and the Bank’s management.
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Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
    Commerce, Public Relations, or other related discipline, preferably
    supplemented with courses in Secretarial studies/ Office Management;
  • Excellent sense of initiative, enthusiasm, team spirit, and
    ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy. Good organizational and
    interpersonal skills;
  • High sense of confidentiality and ability to develop strong understanding of AfDB work and institutional policies/objectives;
  • Thorough knowledge and use of all relevant standard MS Office
    software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.). Knowledge of SAP
    would be an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team and multi-cultural
    environments and to function effectively as a member of various groups.
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of progressively relevant and
    practical experience in secretarial/ office administration work
    preferably gained with an international organization;
  • Strong client service/relations skills, good organizational and
    planning skills, ability to multi-task, attention to detail and ability
    to work with diverse backgrounds in a matrix environment;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English. Working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  16th September, 2016.

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